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mamajoy

mamajoy
Date Joined: June 22, 2008
Last Online: May 20, 2022
Birthday: August 4
Country: United States
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About Me

My name is Joy, and I am a retired real estate broker from northern Ohio. I have 4 daughters, 4 stepchildren, 6 grandchildren, and 3 new, great-grandchildren. I play golf, craft and travel. I used to cruise. I also love the Cleveland Indians, Cavaliers, Browns and any Ohio sports team. I now have a 15 yr old Tuxedo cat named Ozzie. He is vocal, (we argue all the time) loving, and very handsome. His owner passed away in a car accident at the age of 30. I wanted company last year during Covid but wanted a senior cat. One of the funniest YouTube videos is: Sad Cat Diary by zefrank1. A must see for cat lovers.

Favorite Music

Music seems to be limited to oldies, classical, and anything my grandchildren (the musical ones) are involved in. Norah Jones is a fav. I really like peace and quiet.

Favorite Books

RECENTLY READ BOOKS
*The Midnight Library
*The Book of Names
* Dear Edward
* Where the Crawdads Sing
* All Nicholas Sparks
*WWII love stories
* Love Jeffrey Archer
* Lee Child * David Baldacci
* Michael Connelly
* Harlan Coben
* Rosamunde Pilcher
* Last of the Breed by Louis L'Amour (not a western)
* Philippa Gregory.
* JoJo Moyes

Books are a big part of my life, both written and audio. I will read almost any mystery or best seller. Historical novels are pretty good also. Once in a great while I'll read a "trashy love story" just to break the monotony of serial killers. My eyes get tired more often, so sometime it takes a while to get through a book. I am downloading books on my IPad more and more. Love it!

Favorite Movies

TV is just a vehicle for watching movies and sports. I LOVE movies. I found that the local library has most of the just released movies, and I usually have a list of 25 or 30 at any one time on reserve. My favorite movies are: Anything Marvel or DC, French Kiss, You've Got Mail, Moonstruck, Kinky Boots, Avatar, Chicago, Triplets of Belleville, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo trilogy, Breakfast Club, Howl's Moving Castle, Shall we Dance, original Japanese version. I am not opposed to any genre, except perhaps most sci-fi's. (Ok, I'm not totally square....I do like The Matrix and most Quentin Tarantino movies) Can't wait for John Wick 4. I find I like Kung Fu movies, and laugh at myself. I have been watching dvds of BBC series, such as Upstairs/Downstairs, Downton Abbey, etc. I look forward to Project Runway and all variations. I always loved Fashion Police.....I will miss "bleeping" Joan Rivers and the ugly red carpet dresses. With Covid, Netflix is my new addiction. They carry movies, tv series and original programming that I can watch anytime, anywhere.

Favorite Crafts

My interests include textiles & fiber knitting (scarves) and crochet (afghans), sewing, and collage jewelry/button stuff. Button dolls. Any Christmas ornament or decoration. I started making my own Christmas cards. I am obsessed with ATC's. I made 5 "family history" altered books. Also trading postcards has become a new interest. . I do some Kumihimo braiding. I am making beaded bracelets. Very Zen-like. 2019: Beaded suncatchers and tree ornaments. Fun and easy gift.

More about me

I am not easily offended, love tasteful nudes, double entendre's, clever sarcasm, etc. I collect and hoard whatever I need at the time for my current project(s). I did purge all the supplies for past projects during the move. I feel so much lighter. There is so much to learn and do, and so little time. I do love hand made things. There is a little bit of the artist in everything hand made. I think thats why I love ATC's. The maker's personality shows through. So, do not worry about what I like. I am open to anything you love. I have recently developed a love for postcards. It's instant mail gratification...I like them naked with a nice note, or sent in an envelope (to be used for another swap). I love sending and getting little pieces of mail. My vacation shopping now includes buying interesting postcards for my swaps. Too funny!

Yes, Please

OK.... I will be adding thoughts from time to time. It's hard to list likes when there is very little I don't like.

I Love...........

  • Anything about the Royal family. I have a small collection of British commemoratives (china, postcards, etc.)
  • Middle ages (Henry VIII, etc.)
  • anything (book pages, etc.) written in a foreign language
  • Unusual colored/patterned/floral papers. All colors, especially muddy/washed out/muted colors and patterns. ATC sized papers (2.5 x 3.5 or larger). I also like hand made papers and backgrounds.
  • Rubber stamps, especially clear or unmounted ones
  • ephemera from victorian to the 50's
  • Anything Tim Holtz
  • Notecards, decorated envies
  • I would love it if you used real stamps when mailing me.
  • books and magazines on crafts, beading, buttons, or paper crafts.
  • Butterflies

  • POSTCARDS - written or unwritten from anywhere in the world. I prefer standard 4x6 size (NOT oversized or large) for my album unless the swap calls for something else. I DO NOT collect multi view cards or vintage or handmade. I like in no particular order, but not limited to:

    • people
    • real animals (not the cartoony ones)
    • art
    • lighthouses
    • touristy
    • Lantern Press
    • world heritage sites
    • foreign
    • scenic
    • map
    • national parks
    • black and white
    • stadiums/sports
    • Maxicards *State Capital Buildings
  • my state map collection (blank) is complete but, there is more than one design for each state.

  • I love Go Cards and Max cards. They are ad cards with great graphics. They are actual post cards with ads on the front and no/very little print on the back. I have not been able to find them in Ohio.

  • pierced earrings - I like hooks rather than posts.
  • Chocolate, especially dark or bittersweet
  • Decaf coffee
  • Anything made with love
    • Computers (I don't mean someone should send me a computer, but I spend a lot of time on mine.)
  • Movies (ditto for movies) I would love recommendations
  • Book recommendations
    *Playing card swaps: I'm looking for all cards in Heart, Diamond and Club suits.

No, Thank You

If you can avoid these.

  • Cutsy stickers (Hello Kitty, Kawaii, etc.)... It's ok if you make me something with them, I just don't feel creative using them myself.
  • Quilting-supplies or fabrics, I don't quilt- that would be a whole other life.
  • I don't journal
  • All jazz music, heavy metal, most country (I know, it's un-american)
  • Sci-fi movies
  • Most bugs
  • Spandex anything
  • make-up, I don't wear much
  • Cooked spinach - liver - mushrooms
  • squash (anything with a z or q in it)
  • perfumes and lotions. I'm not into scented anything.
  • People who send swaps or postcards without a little personal note. A line or two would be enough. I would love to hear something about you or your area.
  • Postcard dislikes:
  • multi view
  • cartoony animals/people unless it's cartoon characters
  • Oversized (larger than 4x6)
  • Handmade (unless the swap calls for it)
  • Zazzle
  • Vintage

Swaps

I always send my swaps on time. I never mark sent until I actually mail my swap. However, sometimes it goes into a mail box, not the post office, so the post mark might not be the same as my sent date. If you don't receive anything in a reasonable time-frame, please let me know before you rate me and I will resend. I send all multiple partner swaps at the same time. So, if you see I have been rated by someone in your swap, you know I did send to you also. I WILL NEVER LET THE POST OFFICE WIN! I do keep track of my swaps. I know it's my responsibility to check on whether you received my swap, and as many of you know, I do. But it's also your responsibility to rate me when you do receive it. Thank you.

I promise to rate as soon as I receive your swap. (Unless I have a brain cramp that day) I appreciate thoughtful extras, but, they are not necessary for a heart. I will give hearts for good and/or caring work. If you send on time and it is the required item(s), you will at least get a 5. If you have a good reason for being late and let me know, I will be patient. Communication is the key. Sometimes life does kick us when we're not paying attention.

THANK YOU to my swap-bot family for all your wonderful swaps. You never disappoint. It's a real pleasure to belong to this group.

WARNING!

I POST PICTURES OF MY ATC'S ON FLICKR, SO IF YOU DON'T WANT TO SEE BEFORE YOU RECEIVE, DON'T GO THERE!

Ratings

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Comment: I love the cards! Thank you. Excited to add them to my collections.
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Comment: Thank you so very much for all the lovely playing cards ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
banjobraids rated for 3 AD Cards to 2 Partners #3 on May 16, 2022
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Comment: These are so cool! I especially love the pecan one as we have tons of these places around here. I love the artists too! Thanks so much. I'm always intrigued by ad cards. :):):)
bringitb rated for PH: Postcard Shuffle on May 14, 2022
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Comment: Your cards arrived today—thank you!
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Comment: Thanks, the macarons are fun!
Vickyen rated for Send a Naked Map Postcard #17 on May 9, 2022
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Comment: Hi Joy! Thank you for the AR pc - I think I would like to visit Hot Springs, AR someday then I remember how huge the mosquitos were when we traveled through back in the day... LOL! Things change, so maybe they are under control these days! LOL! We had a chilly, wet spring and now it clicked to summer and having the AC on in a blink of an eye! I have decided being comfortable when I sleep is a must, so we do what we have to! All the best! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
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Comment: Thank you for all the neat postcards! My favorite one is the lighthouse one! And it was a hard choice for 2nd place between Lincoln's hat and the covered bridge! Lol!
Response: So glad you liked my choices. Thanks for the nice rating.
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Comment: Thanks, Marc
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Comment: Fun swap, thank you!
kristenlyns rated for PCS: Joker’s wild #1 on May 2, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the mix!
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Comment: Thank you for the great cards. Love them all
Response: Thanks, Barbara
pbcquiltlover rated for Flower PC Swap on May 1, 2022
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Comment: Beautiful pc! Thank you so much!
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Comment: Thank you for the great cards. Love the dragon one. The Jack looks like either a dragon hunter or a rider.
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Comment: Thank you for the cards. most are new for me. I really liked the Women over 50 card.
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Comment: Thank you for the cards. I like them both.
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Comment: Thank you for the boat card and your b scattegories answers.
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Comment: Thanks for the cards!
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Comment: Thank you for the playing cards :)
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Comment: Thank you for the fabulous playing cards! The macarons are making me drool, Lol. Which reminds me that I need to go to the new local cookie shop and try their latest flavor macarons!
Response: Those are springbok cards I just ordered.Thanks for the rating.
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Comment: Thanks, Marc

Rating Overview

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5.0000 2197 3 3
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Comments

debbiespoms on Mar 21, 2022:

Received the 3 map PC's via PH postcard tag and thanks very much for them!

Mark63 on Feb 7, 2022:

Hi, I’m back! And I’ve listed a swap if you’re interested. 😀

myancey on Mar 3, 2021:

I am so glad the second arrived. Happy swapping!

CrystalZ on Feb 10, 2021:

Thank you for the fun Alice in Wonderland themed postcards that you sent for the Postcard Tag in Postcard Hideout! I will definately be adding these to my collection :)

user6937 on Jan 29, 2021:

What an unexpected surprise in my mailbox today! Two wonderful map cards (Ohio & Hilton Head Island) - thank you, Joy! Extremely nice of you ;)

jjhere on Jan 25, 2021:

I'm learning some cool stuff reading your profile! I love Phillipa Gregory, too. I've read The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo trilogy but didn't know the made all the movies (have seen the first one - loved it). I had to look up 'Kumihimo braiding'...wow, beautiful!

susieq11 on Aug 19, 2019:

OK, I’m glad you liked both mapcards!! : )

susieq11 on Aug 5, 2019:

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Joy! Have a nice day!!!

Highlander18 on Feb 28, 2019:

WPS - Multiview Postcard #6 - You rated so very quickly - you get the star award for the fastest turn around I have experienced!

susieq11 on Apr 11, 2018:

Thank you for the PTG: Two (2) Postcards in an Envelope Tag! I looove the iguana and owl. We are desperately ready for Spring too!! OMG! xoxo

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